International Day of Happiness: Nigeria #85 on the Happy List

In News 2019-03-20 15:44:10
International Day of Happiness: Nigeria #85 on the Happy List
International Day of Happiness: Nigeria #85 on the Happy List

Jude Chukwuemeka

The latest World Happiness Report reveals that Finland tops the list of countries to be the world's happiest country for the second year in a row. The country was closely followed by Denmark, Norway, Iceland and The Netherlands.

The World Happiness Report was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations today, being March 20, the International Day of Happiness.

The annual report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity. The report suggests that it is not just about Finnish DNA, but it is the way life is lived in countries such as this.

As regards Nigeria, it is ranked 85 out of 156 countries and second in sub-Saharan Africa in 2019.

Austria nudges Australia out of the top 10. Australia dropped one spot to 11th place. New Zealand came in eighth place this year, as it did last year.

The United States came in 19th place, dropping one spot since last year and a total of five spots since 2017.

The United Kingdom came from the 18th place to the 15th place, while Germany came in 17th place, down from 15th.

The report claims that people in South Sudan are the most unhappy with their lives, according to the survey of the 156 countries, followed by Central African Republic (155), Afghanistan (154), Tanzania (153) and Rwanda (152).